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Post-doctoral position in Photonics: Applied and industrial research on optical fibre sensing

The objective for this Post-Doc position is to instrument a bearing test rig with optical fibre sensors for measuring the pressure and temperature in the roller bearings’ thin lubricant film during operation. The offered job post is situated in the strategic basic research project CONTACTLUB, funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen).

Post-doctoral position in Photonics: Photonic crystal fibre design for non-linear optics

The objective for this Post-Doc position is to combine innovative photonic crystal fibre technologies with the peculiar nonlinear optical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to allow a new generation of second harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy. The offered job post is situated in the multidisciplinary research project CHARMING, funded by the Belgian EOS (Excellence of Science) programme and involving 7 partners with B-PHOT member prof. Francis Berghmans as project coordinator. More information can be found on the project website: http://www.eos-charming.be


PhD Position in Photonics: Micro-laser coupled to micro-disk cavities to generate wide-bandwidth optical chaos

In the frame of a bilateral research project with the Taiyuan University of Technology (China) funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen) and the National Science Foundation China (NSFC), the PhD candidate will develop integrated micro-lasers coupled with a deformed micro-disk cavity. The target of this project is to create a compact on-chip system that will be able to generate ultra-wide bandwidth optical chaos. The candidate will then exploit and evaluate the performances of the obtained behaviour for standard chaos-based applications.

PhD student position in Photonics: Design and demonstration of next generation optical fibre sensor interrogation systems based on semiconductor laser dynamics in photonic integrated circuits

The PhD candidate will carry out his/her work in frame of the FIONA project, funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen). We want to investigate a radically new approach for interrogating optical fibre sensors, taking advantage of the high sensitivity of laser diodes to external perturbations.

Senior Technician

B-PHOT is expanding its infrastructure at the Photonics Campus in Gooik and is looking for a Technology Expert. 

For the current job, the candidate should:

  • Support the current B-PHOT technology-experts for their work on multi-axis ultraprecision machining stations (from the preparation of design files in CAD-CAM environments to the actual production of the components).
  • Operate a unique high-performance hot embossing machine for replication of optical components in polymers and in glass.
  • Operate an injection moulding machine for the replication of optical components in polymers.
  • Characterize the fabricated optical components using several profilers and interferometers present in the B-PHOT cleanroom. You also use these metrology tools in the framework of industrial metrology tasks.
  • Take care of the maintenance and correct operation of the above machines.

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